We are currently seeking a part time Admin Officer. We are looking for a dynamic, experienced and motivated individual to be part of our small team.  The position is 15 hours per week and the salary is £8.25 per hour, the Glasgow Living Wage, (£15,015 per annum pro rata). This post is funded through the Scottish Government’s Strengthening Communities programme up until 31 March 2017.

We are looking for someone to carry out, support and develop the office general administration systems and to provide admin support to staff, board and volunteers. The job description, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form are available to download here:

The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday 26 May 2016 and interviews will be held on Monday 6 June 2016.

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PlayOnPedalsPlay On Pedals will be running free summer drop-in sessions at Scotstoun Leisure Centre, 112 Danes Drive, G14 9HY over the next 3 months.

Play On Pedals aims to provide every nursery child in the city the opportunity to try riding a bike before they get to primary school. All sessions are free and are aimed at under-5s. All the equipment will be provided and there is no need to book – so just pop along and have a great time!

The sessions at Scotstoun Leisure Centre will take place from 1-3pm on Saturday 28 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 6 and 20 Aug. You can get the dates of all Play On Pedals sessions across the city over the coming months on the following poster Play on Pedals Summer drop in 2016 final

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connect-banner-for-euro-cycle-challenge-270-x-612The European Cycling Challenge is now over half way through and cyclists in the 52 cities across Europe which are competing in this year’s event have clocked up a total of 2.2 million kilometres of which nearly 1.75 million km count towards the respective cities!

And how is Glasgow doing I hear you ask? Not too bad. Glasgow currently sits 16th on the leader board with nearly 34,000 km clocked up – although this is well short of the leaders Gdansk who have amassed over 400,000 km so far! I wonder if they’ll make the 1 million mark??

Over 1000 cyclists have signed up to Team Glasgow and nearly half of these have cycled at least 10 km. As for We Go Pedal we have 11 people signed up to the team and we have clocked up 592 km so far and we sit 10th in the Others sub-team leaderboard.

One of the reasons that Glasgow has signed up to the challenge is that all the GPS data that the cyclists log gets turned into a heat map which provides the council with an extremely useful insight into cycling patterns and habits in the city and other neighbouring local authorities. The city heat map and a close up of the map for G13 and G14 is shown below.

There is still time to get involved so sign up today and let’s help get Team Glasgow into the top ten!

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LetsGetWalkingDrumchapelDrumchapel is gearing up for a summer with even more physical activity opportunities available including Let’s Get Walking Drumchapel and Drumchapel parkrun.

Let’s Get Walking – Drumchapel

  • Thursday 12th May
  • 10am – 12.30pm
  • St Mark’s Church Hall, 281 Kinfauns Drive, G15 7BD

Come along to the ‘Let’s Get Walking’ event in partnership with Good Move. The session aims to raise awareness of walking and other physical activity opportunities in and around Drumchapel. They are keen to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get out walking. Please see attached a poster for contact details of how to book a place. Lets Get Walking Event – Drumchapel poster

parkrunDrumchapel parkrun

  • Saturday 4th June
  • 9.30am
  • Garscadden Woods East, Drumore Road, Drumchapel, Glasgow, G15 7LG

Drumchapel’s first ever parkrun is taking place soon, and they are asking everyone to promote it (and come along!). parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs for everyone. Whether you’ve never run before, you are a parent with a buggy, a dog walker, young or old, you can walk, jog or run into being more active, parkrun is a free and easy way of getting fitter and healthier. 20160604_Drumchapel_parkrun_info

Kingsway Court Clean-Up11The West Glasgow Green Gym will be holding sessions every Wednesday in May. The Green Gym, which is run by Drumchapel LIFE, is about healthy people and healthy places where volunteers meet up once a week – on Wednesday’s between 11am-2pm – to work together on improving local green spaces around West Glasgow.

The dates and locations for May are:

  • Wed 11 Mar – Nature Trail Woodland Walk, Jordanhill – litterpicking along the path and continuing to clear undergrowth. Meet at entrance to Nature Walk, by the milepost on Westland Dr, just by Westbrae Bridge, G14 9JQ
  • Wed 18 Mar – Kingsway Court estate– Joint workday with GHA and tenants of the new houses. We’ll be tidying up and litterpicking around the estate. Meet at Kingsway Court Health and Wellbeing Centre, Block 50 Scotstoun, G14 9SR  (at the top of Danes Dr) Please note this event starts at 10am although you are welcome to come at 11am if that is more suitable
  • Wed 25 May – Garscadden Woods – We’ll be litterpicking along the path and checking on our bluebell patch. Meet at access point on Peel Glen Rd, by Peel Glen Gdns, G15 7XR

We meet at 11am til 2pm.  Tea and coffee are provided.  If you need any more information, are unable to attend a session or have any problems locating the meeting point please contact Wendy Cameron   07982 520292 or Margaret at Drumchapel Life   0141 944 6004

SCC litterScotstoun Community Council are holding a Community Clean up at 9.30am on Saturday 7 May. The clean up will take place along Earl Street and the volunteers will be meeting at 9.30am at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, G14 0BL.

Everyone is welcome to come along and all equipment will be provided but if you have your own gloves and sturdy footwear then please bring them along.

For more information please contact Scotstoun Community Council on scotscoco@gmail.com

WeGoPedal_News_Issue2_BannerIssue 2 of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal news is out now! We have had great feedback on the first newsletter which came out in January and we hope you enjoy the second issue just as much!

The newsletter features lots of useful information to encourage people to cycle more, start cycling again and learn to cycle including Belles on Bikes, Free Wheel North and Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly awards!

WeGoPedal_News_Issue2_FrontPageSo what are you waiting for – download the newsletter here – WeGoPedal_News_Issue2_Mar2016 – and you will find copies popping up in various places in the local area including community centres, medical centres and libraries.

And if you are already out and about on your bike then why not join the We Go Pedal team and help Team Glasgow become European Cycling City 2016!

We’d really like to hear you feedback on the newsletter so once you’ve had a chance to read it let us know what you think – and if there’s anything you would like to see in future issues just let us know!

CLS_Logo_AmnddWe are also very grateful to Cycle Law Scotland who have kindly sponsored the newsletter. And through the Road Share campaign they are also petitioning the Scottish Government for presumed liability on the roads.

You also can download Issue 1 of the newsletter here and keep up to date with the We Go Pedal project on our blog!

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Welcome to DRCET!! We deliver a wide range of environmental projects and services across the West of Glasgow and beyond.

We work to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities.

Read on to find out more about what we do and - get active, get involved and make a difference!

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Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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